In 2013, a consortium of small to medium academic libraries prioritized moving to a shared web-scale management system in order to enhance collaboration between the members and realign services within them. The group implementation required a creative approach to data migration and workflow analysis, facilitated by technological solutions as well as internal change management. Panelists representing the consortium, member libraries and vendor will discuss innovative resource sharing in a consortial web-scale system, data migration from disparate local systems into the shared system and e-resource knowledgebase, plus the potential for new developments regarding shared print and online collections.
This project was an attempt to better integrate library resources within the campus LMS (Canvas), specifically through the application of the LibGuides widget tool linking feature. With content directly discovered in the LMS, students have seamless access to library-related course content, primarily created in LibGuides. Linking was done without an LTI tool, and proved useful in embedding whole guides, specific pages, content boxes as well as our discovery layer (OCLC's Discovery). Limitations included embedded media (streaming) or other objects with more complicated coding structure.
This document outlines the purpose, policies, and guidelines for the MUShare Institutional Repository at Marian University Indianapolis. Developed with assistance from the Dominican Scholar repository. Download the permission form (below) to allow library staff to post your work when submitting in collaboration with library staff.
This article discusses the collaborative digitization effort between librarians at Marian College (now Marian University) and Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) to create a deliverable online collection of an oversized student newspaper (the Phoenix) using CONTENTdm software. The partnership provided mutual benefits for each institution. While Marian received an online collection, IUPUI used the digitization as an opportunity to house the collection as a digital sandbox for its School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) students. Other technological benefits came from the project, including experimentation with migration of collection from IUPUI servers to the PALNI (Private Academic Library Network of Indiana) consortium servers. Published in Computers in Libraries.
A five minute "lightning talk" for an application to correlate LC Classification Outline classes with their respective call numbers, with the goal of the project make Library of Congress call numbers more searchable/discoverable for the library end-user. Code can be found directly from GitHub as well as incorporated into LibGuides, etc. Presented at the 2016 LITA Forum.
LITA Forum 2016 lightning talk presentations found here:
Example of code can be viewed here:
In this session you’ll learn about the concepts behind scholarly communication seen through instructional tools such as Institutional Repositories, Open Educational Resources, and Open Access initiatives. Put that knowledge into practice by shaping the development of our newly implemented IR, MUShare.